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NATO sends reinforcements and US puts troops on alert as Ukraine tensions rise

NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in what Russia denounced as Western "hysteria" in response to its build-...

U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization

BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, ra...

Veteran U.S., Russia diplomats to tackle Ukraine tensions in Geneva

Talks between U.S. and Russian diplomats begin in Geneva on Monday after a weeks-long standoff over Russian troop deployments near its border with Ukraine, with veteran envoys on each side trying to a...

U.S. asks Japan, China, others to consider tapping oil reserves to cut global energy prices: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration has asked some of the world's largest oil consuming nations to consider releasing some crude reserves in a coordinated effort to lower prices, accor...

White House spokesperson Psaki has COVID-19, last saw Biden on Tuesday

White House press secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, she said in a statement, adding she had last seen President Joe Biden on Tuesday. Psaki, 42, who stated she was vaccina...

U.S. Treasury's Yellen sets ambitious Europe agenda: taxes, pandemics, climate

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will use her third trip to Europe to push a slew of White House global economic priorities on corporate taxes, climate financing, preventing new pandemics and easi...

Israel-Gaza violence shows few signs of slowing as global diplomacy ramps up

GAZA/TEL AVIV, May 18 (Reuters) - More than a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas showed few signs of abating on Tuesday despite intense U.S. and global diplomacy to stop the region's fierce...

Biden will push allies to act on China forced labor at G7

The United States will urge its Group of Seven allies to increase pressure on China over the use of forced labor in its northwestern Xinjiang province, home to the Muslim Uyghur minority, a top White ...

More than 20,000 U.S. organizations compromised through Microsoft flaw: source

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - More than 20,000 U.S. organizations have been compromised through a back door installed via recently patched flaws in Microsoft Corp's email software, a person fami...

Biden administration singles out China as 'biggest geopolitical test' for U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden singled out a “growing rivalry with China” as a key challenge facing the United States, with his top diplomat describing the Asian country as &ld...

Biden to repeal Trump's ban on transgender people joining military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden is poised to repeal his predecessor Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people enlisting in the U.S. military, a person familiar with the matter said. ...

Stolen but not silent: Indigenous Australians protest national celebrations

SYDNEY (Reuters) - As Australia prepares for its national day of festivities on Jan. 26, Indigenous woman Rita Wright will be protesting the celebrations at a march in Sydney. Australia Day marks t...

Vote counts push Biden closer to victory as Trump claims election being 'stolen'

WASHINGTON/WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - With his re-election chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, U.S. President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault...

Trump falsely claims victory, after rival Biden voices confidence

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions of votes still uncounted in a tight White House race t...

Trump leads in Florida and other vital battlegrounds, Biden pins hopes on 'blue wall'

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was leading Democratic rival Joe Biden in the vital battleground state of Florida on Tuesday and in several other competitive swing state...